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  • Answers Needed On Bergdahl Ransom Payment

    12/03/2014 9:44:56 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Oversight: A House Armed Services Committee member asks for a probe into reports that money was paid in a failed attempt to ransom alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl. And where's that Bergdahl investigation report, anyway? Back on Oct. 16 we noted that the Pentagon had completed its investigation into Sgt. Bergdahl's abandonment of his Afghan post. But the report by Brig. Gen. Kenneth Dahl would not be released, according to an Army spokesman, until the end of a review process that was likely to be conveniently lengthy, lasting at least until after the midterm elections. It has now been over six...
  • Ex-Taliban POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Has Hired a Lawyer

    07/16/2014 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2014 | By LUIS MARTINEZ
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban POW who was just returned to active duty, has lawyered up, asking prominent military affairs attorney Eugene Fidell to take his case. Fidell, who teach military justice at Yale Law School, told ABC News today that he has been representing Bergdahl for about a week and is working pro bono.
  • Ex-captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty Monday

    07/14/2014 4:47:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN. Some critics of the swap have said Bergdahl was a deserter who endangered colleagues searching for him. An Army fact-finding investigation conducted in the months after his disappearance concluded he left his outpost deliberately and of his own free will, according to an official who was briefed on the report. But there was no definitive conclusion Bergdahl was a deserter because that would require knowing his intent, something...
  • Photo of Bowe Bergdahl Smiling with Taliban Commander Uncovered

    07/10/2014 5:39:53 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    The Middle East Research Institute (MEMRI) has uncovered a tweet containing a photo of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl standing and smiling with a Taliban commander. Bergdahl became the center of intense media scrutiny when stories of his desertion and sympathy for the Taliban dominated news that Obama had traded five Gitmo prisoners for his release on May 31. According to Fox News, the photo MEMRI found is "an undated photo" showing "an apparently happy Bergdahl posing with Taliban Commander Badruddin Haqqani."
  • A Vietnam War POW Takes America to tTask Over its Treatment of a Taliban POW (Bergdahl)

    07/07/2014 3:25:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Monterey County Weekly ^ | Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Phil Butler
    Recently released prisoner of war U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is a man I can identify with. On April 20, 1965, I was flying a night combat mission in an A4C Skyhawk over what was then called North Vietnam. My own bombs malfunctioned upon release during a run on enemy trucks. They exploded just below my airplane, blowing the wings and tail section off. Instantly I was in a whirling cockpit hurtling toward Earth, over enemy territory, but managed to eject and parachute to the ground. I spent the next four days on the run through the jungle before being...
  • CNN sues Blaine County for Bergdahl records

    07/06/2014 4:56:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | July 4, 2014 | By Terry Smith
    Cable News Network has sued Blaine County seeking information from a 1999 police investigation involving the family of Bowe Bergdahl, the Wood River Valley soldier who spent five years in captivity of the Taliban. CNN says the report from the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is subject to disclosure under Idaho public records laws. Sheriff Gene Ramsey has twice denied the network's request. The lawsuit was filed June 25 in District Court. A hearing is scheduled at 2 p.m. July 21 before District Judge Robert J. Elgee.
  • Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

    06/29/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman, Capt. Eric Flanagan. Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will determine whether...
  • Army Clears Bergdahl of Any Misconduct During Captivity

    06/26/2014 11:42:21 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 69 replies
    As the Army continues to investigate whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is guilty of deserting his unit, this afternoon they said there is no reason to believe that Bergdahl engaged in any misconduct during his five years in captivity.
  • A finding of desertion might cost Sgt. Bergdahl his back pay [Nah, really?????]

    06/25/2014 6:12:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    McClatchy / Raleigh News Observer ^ | 6/25/2014 | JAMES ROSEN
    <p>Army officials said Wednesday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl might have to pay back the Pentagon wages he accrued during nearly five years of Taliban captivity if an investigation finds that he deserted his outpost in Afghanistan before his 2009 capture.</p>
  • State Department Spokeswoman Refuses to Apologize to Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon

    06/24/2014 2:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Taliban prisoners three weeks ago and celebrated by the White House as a hero, his fellow Army platoon leaders came forward with details about how he was "captured" as a prisoner. Bergdahl was accused of being a deserter who violated his oath and left on his own accord by the men who served with him. At the time of their statements, State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf was asked during a press conference about the knowledge the platoon members had surrounding Bergdahl's alleged desertion. She dismissed their statements...
  • Bergdahl's future uncertain; legal resolution could take years, say experts

    06/15/2014 8:20:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2014 | Kristina Shevory
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in America, but it will be months before his future takes shape, according to both experts in the military's legal system and people familiar with the treatment of long-term captives. After nearly five years in the hands of the Taliban and Haqqani network in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the American soldier was exchanged for five top Taliban operatives, underwent medical and psychological treatment at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and, Friday morning, landed at a military base in San Antonio. There he will undergo treatment to reintegrate back into society -- or possibly military...
  • Secret war logs on Bergdahl search revealed

    06/13/2014 9:16:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News' On The Record / The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2014 | Judge Jeanine Pirro, guest host
    JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO, 'ON THE RECORD' GUEST HOST: How exactly did the U.S. Army respond in the hours and days and weeks right after Sergeant Bergdahl walked off his base? Turns out, there is a classified military log leaked. The "Wall Street Journal's" Jason Bellini has been combing through that secret log. He joins us now. Good evening, Jason. What can you can tell us? JASON BELLINI, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Hi there, Judge. I have been going through and there is fascinating details in there. This log starts at 9:00 in the morning on June 9th, 2008. That's when...
  • Bergdahl could return to active duty after treatment

    06/13/2014 9:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 13, 2014 | Lia Eustachewich
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty after he completes medical treatment for being held captive for five years by the Taliban, Army officials said Friday. “The goal of reintegration is to return a soldier to duty,” said Colonel Bradley Poppen, a psychologist who will be treating the 28-year-old Idaho native at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Bergdahl returned to the US early Friday after spending 12 days in Germany as part of his recovery process. He was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and released May 31 in a swap that freed five high-level Taliban...
  • EXCLUSIVE - Revealed: Twin sisters lived in fear of Bowe Bergdahl's 'stalker' father "PEEPING TOM"

    06/13/2014 7:51:24 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/13/14 | Staff
    Lacey and Allie Hillman, 31-year-old twin sisters from Hailey, Idaho, went to police after a series of harassing incidents involving Robert (Bob) Bergdahl in 2011 They claim that Bergdahl, a UPS driver, drove by their home 'several times a day' even though he had nothing to pick up or deliver and left 'creepy' notes Allie claims that he once banged on her door and accused her of cheating on him, saying 'What are you two-timing me b****,' even though they never dated or were even friends The sisters claim Bergdahl took a small gnome from their garden and later approached...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    06/11/2014 9:52:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06/11/2014 | CHRISTI PARSONS, MICHAEL A. MEMOLI
    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said the White House was "making progress on a number of additional promising opportunities" to transfer more prisoners and that officials were reviewing Yemeni detainees "on a case-by-case basis." "While we do not generally discuss transfers before they take place, we are fully committed to implementing the president's direction that we transfer detainees to...
  • Bergdahl Was In Unit Known For Its Troubles (Here come the smears)

    06/07/2014 7:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 7, 2014 | Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Eric Schmitt
    The platoon was, an American military official would assert years later, “raggedy.” On their tiny, remote base, in a restive sector of eastern Afghanistan at an increasingly violent time of the war, they were known to wear bandannas and cutoff T-shirts. Their crude observation post was inadequately secured, a military review later found. Their first platoon leader, and then their first platoon sergeant, were replaced relatively early in the deployment because of problems. But the unit — Second Platoon, Blackfoot Company in the First Battalion, 501st Regiment — might well have remained indistinguishable from scores of other Army platoons in...
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • American Nazi gives Hitler Salute from Rose Garden

    06/07/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-7-14 | James Lewis
    No, it didn’t happen exactly that way this week. But hippie jihadist Bob Bergdahl got his chance to stage a classic agitprop stunt (“spontaneously,” of course), by twice reciting the jihadist credo in Arabic as a public signal of surrender to the Haqqani terror network in Afghanistan --- a bunch of evil killers who rival the Taliban in their militant hatred for the United States. And Obama just gave our American jihadist a little smile. But what does Obama know? He’s just a passenger on this cruise ship to hell. The Hitler salute meant something so cruel and dangerous that...
  • CNN’s Jake Tapper Makes Important Clarification About Bergdahl’s Fellow Soldiers

    06/06/2014 11:52:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 4, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    CNN’s Jake Tapper has been at the center of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap story since it broke over the weekend. He was the first major reporter to speak to some of Bergdahl’s platoon-mates, who each labeled the just-released prisoner of war a “deserter.” Months earlier, he was lamenting how “undercovered” the story had been on Reliable Sources. As the story continues to be politicized, Tapper took to Twitter ahead of his 4 p.m. ET broadcast Wednesday to clarify some things about his reporting. Tapper posted this series of tweets on the subject early Wednesday afternoon:
  • The Last Soldier Executed for Desertion (BART ALERT)

    06/06/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    The Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | 06/06/2014 | Michael Daly
    World War II veteran Nick Gozik says that the bravest soldier he encountered during two years of combat was the one he saw executed for desertion. That soldier proved to be the only one of more than 20,000 convicted deserters during that war to suffer the death penalty. The last deserter to be executed had been during the Civil War. There have been no others.